Dust if you must

There’s a poem written by Rose Milligan of Lancaster, England, that goes like this:

Dust if you must
but wouldn’t it be better
to paint a picture, or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed;
ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must
but there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must
but the world’s out there
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain;
this day will not come round again.

Dust if you must
but bear in mind,
old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go,
and go you must…
You, yourself, will make more dust.

20130923-122822.jpgI am not much for dusting, and I can’t say I’ve ever felt that dusting is a must. But there are those who do. And that’s not better or worse than not feeling the urge to dust. But put it in the right perspective – do what you do for you, because it serves you and not because it’s a must.

Are your musts interfering with you living life to it’s fullest?

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